Approaching forty, with the predictable mortgage, career and comfortable surburan lifestyle, James Knight knew he was one of the lucky ones. He loved his wife and he had his health (occasionally the black dog would bite, but he'd learnt to manage this...most of the time), yet something wasn't quite right. Married less than a year, he and Clare weren't finding time for each other or themselves. Surely there must be more to life than the daily commute, the occasional trip away and rampant consumerism?
The death of a good friend's mother gave James the perspective he needed to set out on a year-long journey through Latin America and Africa with Clare, doing voluntary work, learning Spanish and dancing whereever and whenever they could. This trip would change their lives in ways they never expected, teaching them that cherishing every moment is what matters above all else.